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Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot – Review by Jonell Collins

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot is another winner. This is just a very heartwarming feel good tale. The characters in her tale have such strong individual characteristics and they are so well described; you almost feel like you know these folks. I love the encouraging story that Ms. Boot has woven for us. A tale about possibilities, and so much that is positive in a world that is all too negative these days. You get all the warm fuzzies with this one.

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Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot – Review by Anantha Rusum

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love the way you dance picks up where the previous book, Just the way you are finished. In this book, Kara, an orphan adopted by Misty and Derrick in the previous book, takes the center stage. What seemed like fairy tale with the prince and princess marrying and adopting an orphan isn’t happily ever after as it was supposed to be.
Misty gets pregnant with twins, leaving Kara with pangs of insecurities. The revelation of the family secrets and the magical powers of the royal family to combat the evil troll make Kara feel more insecure. She starts feeling out of place. She tries to focus all her energy and time in her passion she loves the most, her dancing. But unfortunately, things don’t turn out well when her dance instructor pairs her with a boy she does not like, Tyler. Soon, she gets an idea of pairing up orphans with their forever families in the kingdom. This is not taken very well with the royal family. Kara is now disheartened in all aspects of her life. To top it, the troll on the loose does not make her life any easier.
Now Kara’s loyalty to the royal family is put to the ultimate test and she has to prove herself to them.
It is a very heartwarming story for young readers and adults alike. The theater in the palace, lots of varieties of delectable chocolates, the flexible wheelchair which follows the command of the dancer sitting on it, are delightful episodes to read.
I felt that the book could have been a little shorter, but considering the depth in which Kara’s emotional turmoil and the upheavals are described, it is understandable.
I enjoyed the book overall. It is a delightful read.

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Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot – Review by Finn Cunningham

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot is an enchanting 5 star read! This story follows Kara, a young princess who was adopted by the King and Queen of Starrycrest. I absolutely loved Kara, a relatable character who struggles with deep insecurities due to her disability. I very much enjoyed this book and I definitely recommend this wonderful 5 star read. This book is very inspiring, and I look forward to reading more by Allison!

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Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot – Review by Mirela Ruiz

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot was a super sweet read! I really enjoyed the story and while it dealt with some heavy topics like foster care and being different it was handled very well. I loved Kara. She was a strong and inspiring character. I loved the plot and the message. I definitely would pass this book on to younger readers, and older readers that want to believe in magic again.

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Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Love the Way You DanceLove the Way You Dance by Allison M Boot
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

We are back with Misty and Derrick who are now King and Queen of what is now called Starrycrest. This book focuses on their adoptive daughter Kara, who like Misty is in a wheelchair. This is a lovely modern day fairytale with a difference, in that the main character, the princess, Kara has a disability. Kara has the starring role in the Starrycrest Starlets’ production of The Nutcracker, however to achieve her dream she must prepare for the biggest night of her life with a dance partner she does not like. Soon Kara faces bigger concerns and must face her deepest insecurities when big changes occur which threaten her place both within the Denison family and in the kingdom. Things are complicated further for Kara when she hears of a program that helps orphans find their forever families but comes up against refusals from those within the royal family when she attempts to do similar in Starrycrest. In the background are the troublesome trolls who are after revenge following the events in the previous book.
Allison M. Boot conjures up a magical world of royal families, kingdoms, magic and trolls and through her detailed descriptions as a reader you really feel fully immersed in Starrycrest. The book is a lovely fairy story but it also deals with, family and family loyalties, adoption, personal insecurities and disability all of which the author has weaved into a magical story with great characters whom you grow to love and admire.
The fact that the main character has a disability is sadly a rare thing in a book and this in itself makes Allison M. Boot’s novel unique. The author has written about the disability with such sensitivity and honesty that she brings awareness of disabilities to her readers.
Although some of the characters cross over from Boot’s previous book, ‘Just the Way You Are’ and the stories are set in the same kingdom this can be read as a standalone book. I was very impressed with this novel and I hope it both inspires and educates readers that disabilities do not need to hold a person back from fulfilling their potential.

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Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot is a sweet story where the MC has a disability and is adopted by the King and Queen of the realm. It is a YA fantasy with magic and evil trolls. Allison gives us a story with a message of self acceptance and living with who you are. It is well written and there are lessons for everyone no matter who you are. This story is a beautiful and easy read.

 

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Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot – Review by Sunday Barnaby

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot
Four Stars

Love the Way You Dance is the sequel to Just the Way You Are by Allison M. Boot. This was a fun enjoyable story. I love the characters that Ms. Boot creates. These books should be read in order, but could be read as standalone. This book grabbed me from the very first page and I couldn’t put it down until I read the last. Princess Kara is adopted by the King and Queen of Starrycrest, and struggles adjusting to find her place within the family. This story left me feeling really good with a smile on my face. I highly recommend this book and author.
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Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love the Way You Dance
by Allison M Boot

This was such a sweet read with good lessons to be learned. This book was a fun fairytale with drama, magic, wonderful characters, and I especially love Kara’s character. This is not the first book I have read by this author and it won’t be the last, because she writes such great stories that are easy to read. Kara has some things to overcome in this story, this is a must read to find out how she overcomes some of the things she has to face. This is a very heart warming book and I recommend reading it.

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Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot – Review by Faith Jackson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Adopted by the king and queen of Starrycrest, Kara has lived a pretty charmed life with loving parents and a key role in the kingdom’s production of “Nutcracker.” All threatens to fall apart when Kara has to face her comes face to face with doubt and a partner who doesn’t even like her plus the opposition from the royal family to help orphaned kids find their forever families.
Taking matters into her own hands, Kara is put to the ultimate test by Trovella, the evil troll who attempts to avenge the death of her cousin. To overcome so much, Kara must embrace everything she is to overcome it all.
This book is beautiful and so sweet because as always these characters overcome so much. Another great read by Allison M. Boot!

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Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot – Review by Katie Kearney

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love the Way You Dance by Allison M. Boot. This story was sweet and I enjoyed every minute of it. This isn’t just a good book with a sweet story it’s also a bit inspirational. Kara is a wonderful character that any aged person would like. Each character is Easy to connect with and they definitely draw you completely into their world and I couldn’t stop until the very last page. It’s a well written and is a bit of a faster pace with lots going on. But the author does a wonderful job of writing it all without overwhelming the readers. It’s characters and wonderful and you won’t be forgetting them anytime soon after you finish. Four stars and highly recommended.

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